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Carnesecca to Attend ‘Dribble’

Legendary St. John’s men’s basketball coach Lou Carnesecca and former baseball coach Jack Kaiser are expected to headline the St. John’s basketball programs’ second annual “Dribble for the Cure” on Sept. 22, according to a source in the athletic department.

Men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin and new women’s head coach Joe Tartamella will also be at the event, in addition to the full rosters of both teams.

The event will raise money for pediatric cancer research, and the teams are working in conjunction with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. More than 400 people took part in the event last season, raising more than $21,000 in one day, according to an athletic department press release. The release also said that 80 percent of all money raised goes directly to cancer research.

“This is a special day that will raise funds for cancer research and create greater awareness for the importance of developing a cure for pediatric cancer,” Lavin said in a press release.

Participants will dribble through a 30-minute course around the St. John’s campus that both begins and ends at Carnesecca Arena. Students can register at www.dribbleforthecure.com/stjohns.

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Michael E. Cunniff, Editor-in-Chief
I'm Mike Cunniff, a junior journalism major and the sports editor here at the Torch. When I was a little kid, I decided I wanted to be a sports announcer when I grew up. I used to turn down the volume while my beloved Patriots played and do my best Greg Gumbel impression as Drew Bledsoe fired pass after pass into the waiting arms of opposing cornerbacks. That was my dream until I was about 14, when I realized that I had neither the dapper looks or silky baritone voice to warrant plastering my face all over television (and billboards, and magazine covers. Dare to dream, right?). I realized, when I wasn't plagiarizing Sparknotes when writing English essays (kidding, mostly) that I actually enjoyed writing, and decided that writing about sports suited me better than talking about them. My favorite sports to watch/cover are basketball and soccer. I actually used to be a halfway decent shooting guard back in the day, before I did my knee in the offseason before senior year. I still love all four Boston teams (the Revs don't count), as well as Tottenham Hotspur of the English Premier League (I talk about them too much). I'm probably better than you at FIFA 12. Outside of sports and journalism, I like The Office, Bagels 'N' Cream, road trips and karaoke. __________ I like to joke with Mike that he’d react the same way to the Zombie apocalypse as he would in covering a major news break on campus — which is to say he wouldn’t really react in any particular way at all. Nothing seems to phase him. Anything — ANYTHING — could happen on campus, and I am confident that Mike would lead the Torch in the best possible reportage for that story. He has already demonstrated that ability in his superb coverage of the Sports section, and I know that ability would translate in a much larger role next year. -Bill San Antonio Editor-in-Chief, Emeritus

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